Expect delays if you plan to travel through Skye in the next eight weeks.

A maintenance project is scheduled to take place on the two bridges that make up the Skye crossing.

The £600,000 project will see expansion joints replaced on both the Skye Bridge and the smaller bridge.

Work is expected to start on Monday 13 May.  Temporary traffic lights will be in place at various periods throughout the project.

BEAR Scotland have said: "Expansion joints are essential components on large bridges such as the Skye Bridge Crossing, as some bridge sections can move by up to 24cm during changes in temperature between the summer and winter months.

"The existing joints on the Skye Bridge Crossing require maintenance to ensure the continued safe use of the crossing and the smooth passage of vehicles over the joints, helping to ensure the bridges continue to operate safely for years to come."

For safety, the footway within the traffic management area will be closed while traffic lights are in operation, with pedestrians diverted to use the other side of the bridge.

Commenting on the project, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “The traffic management arrangements will help ensure the protection of our teams as well as motorists during the project, and our teams will do all they can to ensure any disruption to road users is minimised.

"Pedestrians should follow the footway restriction signs that are in place for their safety.

“We encourage road users to plan their journey in advance and our team will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and as safely as possible.”